She took Karpoorawati to the tree and narrated the events of previous life. Jimootbahan knew about this and he made heads of clay, fixed them on the torso and sprinkled “amrit” to make them alive. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The saint agreed to find a solution and narrated a story that happened during the Mahabharata period. Followed by completing the fast the mothers should offer dakshina to brahmins as per the ritual of the fast. There was a Pakar tree on the branch of which lived a she-hawk and in the hole of the trunk lived a she jackal.

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Garuda, pleased with the bravery and the benevolence of Jimutvahana, departs and promises not to take any further sacrifices from the snakes. The saint agreed to find a solution and narrated a story that happened during the Mahabharata period.

The paaran of the fast completes after the sunrise of the navami.

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The King demanded that he return the son of the old woman and instead he can eat him. Time of Paaran in is at 8: The mother begins the fast praying for the long life of their son and welfare of the family.


Soon Garuda stopped eating Jimutavahan and was pleased by generosity and empathy displayed by the King and offered him a boon. There lived a famous king in Satya Yuga named Jimutavahan. Draupadi, the mother of the children, approached a learned Brahmin named Dhaumya for a solution to alleviate their unhappiness.

The king saw skeletons of human beings lying in a big pit. According to this story Jimutavahana was the wise and king of the Gandharva. The idol of eagle and siyarin is made with sand or cow dung and red sindoor is applied on their forehead. Nepali women observe Nirjala fast without water on this day and break the fast next day on the end of Ashtami.


Garuda soon noticed Jimutavahan and wanted to know why he was there? The mother does not have to eat or drink anything whole day.

The wives had received the heads but they turned to palm fruits. Due to the blessings of Jimootbahan, Sheelwati was blessed with seven handsome sons. When Karpoorawati saw them, she turned blue with envy. The married women who pray to lord Jimutvahana in the pradoshkal is blessed with son.

InJitiya fasting will be observed on 8th October on Monday and the Paaran is at 8. The ladies then have to hear Jimutvahana Katha along with Eagle-siyari katha in the day and offer prasad to the lord.

Sometimes, when Ashtami begins in afternoon, women may have to fast for two days. In some versions of the story – The old woman was a Snake and had lost her son who was a Snake Nag. Views Read Edit View history. The wise Dhaumya mentioned about an incident that took place in the Satya Yuga. Hindu devotees offer prayers for the world peace and for the victims of April 25 earthquake at the ruin of Kastamandap temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct.


They were fast friends. Asked Garuda to kill and eat him so that the old woman will get back her son. In the night prior to fast they take a meal just before the beginning of Ashtami. Use mdy dates from September Infobox holiday with missing field Infobox holiday other Articles containing Sanskrit-language text Articles containing Hindi-language text Articles containing Nepali-language text. The mothers offer mustard oil and khilli to the female ancestors and Lord Jimutvahana.

Followed by completing the fast the mothers should offer dakshina to brahmins as per the ritual of the fast. The King was famous for his honesty and good rule. After listening to her problem, Jimutavahana consoled her and promised that he would get back her son alive and would protect him from Garuda. There was a desert called Baluhata on the western side of river.